New footage obtained by RT’s video company Ruptly reveals mounted officers and water cannon deployed in opposition to an anti-lockdown get together in the course of a park in Brussels, Belgium on Friday
Officers, each on foot and on horseback, pushed folks out of the Bois de la Cambre park within the nation’s capital. Some had been filmed hiding behind the bushes as they had been blasted with a water cannon.
Brussels police spokesperson Ilse van de Keere advised reporters that 10 folks had been arrested for public disturbance on Friday and one was apprehended for attacking a police horse. There have been no accidents. The window of a squad automobile was smashed.
One of many occasion’s attendees advised Ruptly that younger folks had been “fed up” with the lockdown. “I’m extra in favor of holding us accountable individually somewhat than banning us from doing something,” he stated.
On Thursday, police broke up a a lot bigger gathering on the park, the place as much as 2,000 folks confirmed up for a festival-type occasion which was initially introduced as an April Fools’ joke. Glass bottles had been thrown at police in the course of the ensuing clashes, which left 26 officers and eight civilians injured.
Inside Minister Annelies Verlinden described the unlawful occasion as “slap within the face” for anybody respecting Covid-19 restrictions. On the identical time, she stated that an investigation was opened into experiences that police could have used extreme power on Thursday.
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